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What’s On Suncoast? 3.24 – 3.31

| Angela Naff |

The Suncoast Post asks, “What’s On, Suncoast?” Here are some ideas for the area this week from March 24 – 31, 2023!

Sarasota Film Festival

2023 Sarasota Film Festival

2023 Sarasota Film Festival

Held annually in Sarasota, FL, The Sarasota Film Festival emphasizes the best in cinema alongside exciting programs and events. More than 200 films are screened each year, including features, documentaries, shorts, and kid-friendly picks.

The festival is set to open on Saturday, March 25, with a screening of Dawn Porter’s CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: WITHOUT A NET at The Circus Arts Conservatory in Sarasota, with a reception to follow. The film offers a behind-the-scenes look into “O,” Cirque’s flagship production, on its journey back after the COVID-19 pandemic. The world-famous production will also celebrate its grand 25th anniversary later this year, solidifying the show’s remarkable success.

There is a host of additional short films, documentary entries, and so many stars impacted by this year’s event you don’t want to miss it. See all the elements that make this a tradition here on the Suncoast for film lovers of all ages.

See the entire lineup for this year’s festival HERE.

Passes at a variety of levels are available HERE.

Additional virtual viewing options are available HERE.

Jerome's Cafe & Bakery

Jerome’s Cafe & Bakery

Jerome’s Cafe & Bakery
2475 N McMullen Booth Rd, Safety Harbor, FL 33759

Pastry chef Jérôme is a native of the Southwest of France, known as close to Bordeaux. With a long resume as a pastry chef and other cooking engagements on his resume, including Pastry chef at C’est la Vie in Sarasota, he decided to open his concept of a Cafe & Bakery with a twist of modernism.

​Jerome’s Cafe & Bakery was born to serve amazing breakfasts of croissants in various flavors, raisin rolls, and more. Most ingredients come from around the world, and the team at Jerome’s creates recipes with flavors from various countries Jerome has visited. Stop by for a breakfast that will wake up your taste buds and have you coming back whenever in Safety Harbor.

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

RoboBoat 2023

RoboBoat 2023

RoboBoat 2023
5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL 34235

RoboNation is an open community of students, industry leaders, and mentors that live, breathe and invent for the technological and engineering world. RoboBoat 2023 is an event of RoboNation and an international competition that invites participants to tackle simplified versions of challenges facing the modern maritime industry. These challenges may include coastal surveillance, port security, oceanographic exploration, and cooperative behavior between systems operating in different domains (air and sea). Come on out and see all the amazing inventions by some of the most inventive ideas in robotics at Nathan Benderson right here on the Suncoast.

Hours: March 22-28, 2023 Full Schedule HERE

Rum Bucket on Suncoast

The Rum Bucket Bar & Grill

The Rum Bucket Bar & Grill
5150 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers, FL 33905

Rum Bucket Bar & Grill is a restaurant in Ft. Myers, Florida, with indoor and outdoor dining, a full-service bar, and a menu featuring hamburgers, sandwiches, steak, seafood, gator, and more! A super laid-back and amazing ambiance restaurant in the heart of the Suncoast. The Rum Bucket Bar & Grill is a great place to kick back after a long day at work or start the weekend with a bang. The comfort foods, great drinks, and scenery will surely have you returning time and again. See you out at the Rum Bucket this weekend!

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Bay Area Renaissance Festival

2023 Bay Area Renaissance Festival

2023 Bay Area Renaissance Festival
12838 Auton Road, Dade City, FL

Join the Villagers of Fittleworth as they invite one and all to the magical 16th Century European village featuring exciting entertainment, including musicians, magicians, jugglers, and mimes. Over 100 artisans will fill the Festival marketplace to display and sell their handcrafted goods for a truly fabulous and endless shopping experience. Patrons will interact with memorable characters and enjoy full-contact live armored jousting, theme weekends, and fabulous food fit for a king or queen!

Hours: Weekends 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., through April 2

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